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AMWINS
Promotes Matt Szkotak to branch leader in Philadelphia. He will continue to lead the property brokerage group there.
www.amwins.com

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Acquires BenefitLink Resource Group in Calgary, Alberta. The employee benefits brokerage provides full range of benefits products and services throughout Canada and designs, implements, communicates and helps manage clients’ group insurance and retirement savings programs. Specializes in energy, energy service and transportation industries. Kevin Rome and associates continue at current location under direction of William Ziebell, regional EVP of Gallagher’s benefit consulting and brokerage operations. It is Gallagher’s first employee benefits acquisition in Canada.
www.ajg.com

ASCENSION INSURANCE
Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions names Jani De La Rosa SVP responsible for program designs, benefits strategies and business development. She will also be lead benefit consultant for large-group clients.
www.ascensionins.com

BB&T
Employee benefits consulting and registered investment advisor Stanley, Hunt, DuPree & Rhine Investment Advisers—a division of BB&T—now offers ERISA 3(38) fiduciary services to retirement plan sponsors.
www.bbt.com

BELL-ANDERSON
Makes third acquisition in 18 months; buys Michael Girias Insurance of Renton, Wash. Now has six offices across Washington.

www.bell-anderson.com

BROADSPIRE

Kenneth Martino leaves as CEO to accept position at Crawford & Co. Danielle Lisenbey succeeds him as CEO and becomes member of Crawford’s global executive management team. (Broadspire provides workers comp, liability claim, and medical management TPA services to Crawford.) She was COO. >> Hires Jennifer Turner as VP for business development in Lake Zurich, Ill. She was an SVP and managing director at Aon eSolutions and previously worked at Kemper/Broadspire. >> Promotes Philip Finkle to VP for business development in Atlanta.
www.choosebroadspire.com

CHS
Dave Bauer promoted to director of sales for Ag States Group.
www.chsinc.com

DIGITAL INSURANCE
Enters partnership with First Staff Benefits, an employee benefits specialty firm in Knoxville, Tenn., to expand FSB’s offerings to American Staffing Association members and others in the staffing industry using Digital’s access to carriers nationwide and its proprietary offerings, such as suite of supplemental benefit products for small and mid-sized clients with features usually reserved for large companies.
www.digitalinsurance.com

ENCHARTER
Opens office in Cheshire, Conn., its fourth in the state on top of its three in Massachusetts.
www.encharter.com

FRANK CRYSTALBrian Celiberti hired as executive director and employee benefits sales leader. He was managing director of Strategic Employee Benefits Services, a unit of Northwestern Mutual Life.
frankcrystal.com

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